Despite losing big to the San Antonio Spurs (118-105), New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire said New York has more talent than San Antonio and the Spurs cannot compete with his team.
This comment left many Spurs fans scratching their heads and left Spurs' Richard Jefferson and Gary Neal befuddled.
Now granted, Amar'e did temper that comment by stating New York can learn a thing or two about how to play on the court from San Antonio but for him to begin such a comment in that fashion was a bit out of place.
Check out what Jefferson and Neal had to say (via woai.com) about Stoudemire's comment.
Amare may be correct, if he's talking purely about talent. But even then, he's exaggerating the differential. The Knicks might be only slightly better in talent than the Spurs. In addition, basketball is still a team game, one that requires folks to work as one unit and to give the same effort every time they set foot on the basketball court. The last time I checked, some of the basketball divas didn't have their heads in every game. They seem to only be interested in making the nightly highlight clips, even in a losing effort. That won't get you very far in the playoffs. I often feel sorry for the poor coaches who have to deal with these egomaniacs.
Not much to say to Amar'e, I think R.J.'s obvious confusion said it all "wait we just blew them out and he said they have way more talent than us...........REEEEETTTTTARRRRRRRDDDDEEEEEDD!!!!" Sidenote,,,,,,Amar'e I know athletic scholarships don't put as much focus on what i call "Learning Stuff" as society would like BUT, you don't have to be a statistic! Look at the biggest spotlight NYK player right now, its Not HUGE CONTRACT Anthony or Amar'e, It's IVY LEAGUE Linn. Also Amar'e, Yes I know i spelled Retarded wrong but I was trying to emphisize it and prove a point.
@rogerv in context with what he said after the shot to the SAS it makes sense but even he should know not to say that after his team got smashed by SA